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    Default Dragon

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    Default Re: Dragon

    A wonderful shot !
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Default Re: Dragon

    Wow. Just....

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    Lago de Garda

    stunning!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Not to mention the two dozen or so Dragons on the line. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    The background absolutely makes that photo.
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    I am considering having a composite Genoa made, even if I don't use the roller furling with it. Of course, I could not use it to race with, but I think we should have that option. I know most people here don't like them. I think those people are crazy.

    Mickey Lake
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    Default Re: Dragon

    Gorgeous

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    As a matter of coincidence Duncan I picked up a mounted half model of a dragon hull today. Nothing terribly expensive or vintage. Let me know when you are down this way again, it's yours.

    That Pic is beautiful in its cold grandeur.

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    Thanks very much Jeff!

    How completely wonderful!
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    I'm a total luddite when it comes to Dragons. looked over a 'state-of-the-art' example last year and there was just masses os string to be seen. It reminded me of Olympic era FDs.
    Give me chrome winches and those big wheels to pull in the runners any day, plus sitting inside all the time instead of hanging off the side The tragedy is that you can pick up a wooden Borensen for next to nothing these days.
    Yma o hyd

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    Default Re: Dragon

    Actually the rigging of an FD is pretty much the same as a modern Dragon. Winchless sheets and jammers would be pretty easy (IMHO) compared to wrapping a sheet around a winch and then cleating it off.

    You could still sit inside too...
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    They are beautiful, beautiful boats. Honestly, every Anker design I have seen is knock down gorgeous, the metre and square metre boats especially.

    Mickey Lake
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    Honestly, every Anker design I have seen is knock down gorgeous.
    This!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Must be fickle winds amongst all those rocks, extraordinary to see the fleet so well lined up.

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    I will be racing my glass boat tomorrow!

    Mickey Lake
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